So, what do the parties have to say on Libraries?
We will continue to support local libraries
We will help public libraries to support local communities by providing free wi-fi. And we will assist them in embracing the digital age by working with them to ensure remote access to e-books, without charge and with appropriate compensation for authors that enhances the Public Lending Right scheme.
Support local libraries and ensure any libraries under threat of closure are offered first for transfer to the local community.
Create an innovation fund to help keep local GPs, post offices and libraries open
Increase government arts finding by £500m a year to restore the cuts made since 2010 and reinstate proper levels of funding for local authorities, helping to keep local museums, theatres, libraries and art galleries open.
Also connected to this is a promise to:
Provide £10m a year uplift in local authorities budgets to help local authorities restore essential services
I’m sure some will be amused by the Conservatives promise to ‘continue’ to support local libraries.